The Block chart shows the relation between expression values as blocks of varying area. From a display standpoint it is related to the pie chart. The chart may be shown with either segment height/width or segment area proportional to data. It is also possible to draw the chart with equal segment heights/widths, disregarding data points.
The object menu can be opened as a context menu by right-clicking on a sheet object, or by clicking the icon in the object caption (if shown).
The commands in the menu may vary depending on whether WebView is used from inside QlikView or opening the document in a web browser. The menu contains the following commands:
Opens the Properties dialog for the active sheet object.
Allows creating and sharing notes about the current object.
|Detach||The chart title is appended with the text “(Detached)” and the chart is no longer updated with selections made in the document (though selections may actually still be made from the chart). The command is available only if the chart is attached. By making a copy of a chart and detaching it, you may make direct comparisons between the copy and the original.|
|Attach||Attaches a detached chart. The chart becomes dynamically linked to the data. The command is available only if the chart is detached.|
|Set Reference||By choosing this option you set a chart reference, i.e. a fixed plot of the chart with the current selections. When further selections are made in the document the reference plot remains, dimmed in the background. Chart axes etc will be adjusted to always include the maximum of the background data set and the current data set. The current data set is always plotted on top of the reference plot, i.e. some portions of the reference plot may be obscured by the current data set plot. The display of reference chart plots is only possible in some chart types, e.g. bar charts, line charts, combo charts, radar charts, scatter charts, grid charts and gauge charts with needles. It is not possible to set a reference for a chart that contains a drill-down or a cyclic group. The reference will be lost when closing the document or when reloading data. The maximum number of objects that can be included when using the Set Reference option is 500.|
|Clear Reference||This command is replaced with the Set Reference command when a reference is set. By choosing it the previously set reference will be cleared and the chart will revert to normal plot mode.|
|Clear All Selections||
Clears all the current selections in the active sheet object. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result.
Copies the selected sheet object(s) to the clipboard. This function only copies sheet objects, not data or images.
Opens the selected sheet object(s) in tabular format in another browser window. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result.
|Send to Excel||
Exports possible (including selected) values to Microsoft Excel, which is automatically launched if not already running. The exported values will appear as one column in a new Excel worksheet. For this functionality to work Microsoft Excel 2007 or later must be installed on the computer. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result.
Opens the Save as dialog where path, file name and (table) file type for the exported data content can be specified.
Makes it possible to change the current chart into another chart type. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result. Only available if Fast Type Change in Chart has been enabled on the Caption tab of the Properties dialog.
Iconizes the object. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result. This command is available only if minimizing is allowed in the object's Properties dialog on the Caption page.
Restores a minimized or maximized object to its previous size and location. Double-clicking the icon of a minimized object or clicking the icon in the object caption (if shown) of a maximized object produces the same result. This command is available only for minimized or maximized objects.
Enlarges the object to fill the sheet. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result. This command is available only if maximizing is allowed in the object's Properties dialog on the Caption page.
Removes the selected object from the sheet.
The Properties dialog is opened by selecting Properties from the Object menu. If the Properties command is dimmed, you probably do not have the privileges necessary to perform property changes.
|Look||Select one of the available looks in the drop-down.|
|Color Style||Defines the color style on all plot colors in the chart. Click to open the popup.
Color Properties Popup
Locks the colors assigned to each data point even if selections reduce the total number of data points. In this mode color representation will never change for a given data point, but there is a risk of having two adjacent bars or slices with the same color for different data points.
Repeat Last Color
Select this check box to assign the last (18th) color to field values loaded as number 18 and forward. If this check box is left unselected, the 19th value (according to the original load order) will get the first color, the 20th value the second color, etc.
|Visible Levels||A block chart can display a maximum of three levels of blocks, equivalent to the three dimensions allowed. By selecting 1, 2 or 3 you set the number of levels actually displayed.|
|Intermediate Level Captions||Select this check box to have captions drawn on the intermediate dimension level in three-dimensional block charts.|
|Show Dimension Labels||Check this alternative to include labels in the chart.|
|Background||Sets the background of the plot area. Possible options are:
The plot area will have a colored background. Click to select a color.
The plot area will have an image background. Click to change the image.
Enter a calculated expression to show dynamic background images that change with the selection.
|Background Transparency||Enter a value in the box or drag the slider to set transparency for the chart.|
|More.../Less...||Click this button to expand/collapse the foldout that contains additional tabs.
By selecting this check box the values of the dimension(s) and expression(s) will appear as a pop-up balloon when hovering with the cursor over data point in the chart.
1st Dimension Relative Total
With this option, the percentage of the indicated 1st dimension value relative to the total is included in the pop-up.
2nd Dimension Relative Total
The percentage of the indicated 2nd dimension value as defined within the indicated 1st dimension value relative to the total.
3rd Dimension Relative Total
As above, but for the 3rd dimension level.
Value Relative First Dimension
The percentage of the indicated block relative to the total of the indicated 1st dimension value.
Value Relative Second Dimension
The percentage of the indicated block relative to the total of the indicated 2nd dimension value.
The expression entered here sets a condition to be fulfilled for the chart to be calculated. If the condition is not fulfilled, the text 'Calculation condition unfulfilled' will be displayed in the chart. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.
To set the font color click . To set the font type click .
To set the background color for the block caption click .
Chart Title Style
To set the font color click . To set the font type click .
To set the caption font type click .
To set the background color for the active caption click . To set the font color click .
To set the background color for the inactive caption click .
Mark this check box in order to use a border around the sheet object. Click the to set the color of the border.
Specify the width of the border in the input field. The width is specified in pixels.
Click to open the Rounded Corners popup.
Rounded Corners is only available if you have selected Advanced Styling Mode in Document Properties: General.
Rounded Corners Popup
roundness of the corners, and which corners to be affected. Also selectSquareness
by entering a value.
Text in Chart
Click to add text in the chart.
The text added in Text in Chart are displayed here.
Specify an angle between 0 and 360 degrees for the text. The default is 0.
Sets the horizontal alignment.
The text currently selected in the list will be forced to the foreground when drawing the chart.
To set the background color for the text click .
Sets the position and size of the text on the object.
|Label||In the text box you can enter a title to be shown in the caption of the sheet object. If no Label is set, the name of the field will be used if Show Caption is selected. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.|
|Show Caption||When this option has been checked a caption will be drawn at the top of the sheet object. List boxes and other "box objects" will have the option switched on by default whereas buttons, text objects and line/arrow objects will not.|
|Multi Line Caption (Word Wrap)||If this option is checked, the text will be displayed in two or more rows.|
|Number of Rows||If multiple lines are allowed for the caption, specify the number of rows in the input field, or drag the slider to the desired number.|
Icons in Caption
Some options may not be available for all objects.
Opens the object menu.
Clears all the current selections in the active sheet object.
Opens the selected sheet object(s) in tabular format in another browser window. Some clients may not handle this setting!
Copies the field values in the sheet object. Some clients may not handle this setting!
Copy Image to Clipboard
Copies the sheet object as an image to the Clipboard. Some clients may not handle this setting!
Send to Excel
Exports possible (including selected) values to Microsoft Excel, which is automatically launched if not already running. The exported values will appear as one column in a new Excel worksheet. For this functionality to work Microsoft Excel 2007 or later must be installed on the computer. Some clients may not handle this setting!
When this option has been checked a minimize icon will be displayed in the window caption of the sheet object, providing that it is possible to minimize the object. Furthermore, this will make it possible to minimize the object by double-clicking the caption.
This option becomes available when Allow Minimize is checked. When Auto Minimize is checked for several sheet objects on the same sheet, all but one will be automatically minimized at any time. This is useful e.g. for alternately displaying several graphs in the same sheet area.
When this option has been checked a maximize icon will be displayed in the window caption of the sheet object, providing that it is possible to maximize the object. Furthermore, this will make it possible to maximizing the object by double-clicking the caption. If both Allow Minimize and Allow Maximize are checked, double-clicking will effect minimizing of the object.
Here you may enter a help text to be displayed in a pop-up window. This option is not available at document level. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.
Fast Type Change
Here you can enable toggling between chart types. Not available for all objects. Click to open the popup.
Fast Type Settings Popup
Check the boxes for the chart types you want to toggle between using fast type change.
Some options may not be available for all objects.
|Read Only||Makes the chart read only, that is selections cannot be made by clicking or painting with the mouse in the chart.|
|Allow Move/Size||If this option has been deselected it will be impossible to move or resize the sheet object.|
|Allow Copy/Clone||If this option has been deselected it will be impossible to make a copy of the sheet object. This setting may not be handled by all clients.|
|Size Object to Data||Normally the borders around all table sheet objects in QlikView will shrink when selections cause the size of the table to be less than allocated size for the sheet object. By deselecting this check box this automatic adjustment of size will be turned off leaving any surplus space blank.|
|Allow Show Info in Caption||When the Info function is in use an info icon will be displayed in the window caption whenever a field value has information associated to it. If you don't want the info icon to be displayed in the caption, you can uncheck this option. Only available for list box, statistics box, multi box and input box.|
|Preserve Scroll Position||When marking this check box and the corresponding one in the User Preferences, Objects dialog, QlikView will preserve the vertical scroll position when a selection in table objects has been made.|
|Use Show Condition||The sheet object will be shown or hidden depending on a conditional expression which will be evaluated continuously depending on e.g. selections etc. The sheet object will only be hidden when the condition returns false. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.|
|Normal||Specify the position of the object by setting Left and Top margins, and Width and Height of the object.|
|Minimized||Specify the position of the minimized sheet object by setting Left and Top margins, and Width and Height of the minimized object.|